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2009 French Australian Football Championship kicks off
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, April 08 2009 @ 08:37 am ACST

I'm assuming the confusion is because the word the French are using for "league" in our sense is championnat. To them the difference between the "championnat" and the Coupe de France is fairly self-explanatory, but not so much to us when it's translated into English.

2009 French Australian Football Championship kicks off
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, April 08 2009 @ 10:01 am ACST


I figured it was something like that. And the term isn't wrong in English, just has a slightly different common usage.

While I'm at it, we've referred to the CNFA - French Commission National de Football Australien. But I've also seen reference on The Footy Record and in Wikipedia to UFFA - Union Française de Football Australien.

Are they different aspects of the same group?


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2009 French Australian Football Championship kicks off
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, April 08 2009 @ 10:16 am ACST

I think old name vs new name.

2009 French Australian Football Championship kicks off
Authored by: Olivier Tresca on Wednesday, April 08 2009 @ 11:24 pm ACST

UFFA stands for Union Française du Football Australien, which is the old name of the CNFA.